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Chicago Conservation Corps

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through sustainability service projects.

If you have an interest in sustainability issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, covering environmental principles and skills in fivesubject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading sustainability service projects in their communities with support from C3 partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series

The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting adults for its Fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series.

To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident and attend one of the orientations listed below. The course will be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory on Tuesdays, September 15 through October 13, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. A $125 fee covers course participation and project support. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Attend an orientation to learn more; click the button below or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

Join us at an orientation

  • Sunday, August 30, 3 to 4 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
  • Tuesday, September 1, 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
  • Wednesday, September 2, Noon to 1 p.m., Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave, #700
  • Thursday, September 3, 6 to 7 p.m., Villa Guadalupe Senior Apartments, 3201 E. 91st St.

Other Ways to Get Involved with C3
Learn more about the hottest sustainability events in Chicago by following C3 on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, or signing up for our newsletter.

Are you a teacher? You might be interested in C3’s Student Clubs program.


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